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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 03:39 AM

Judge in New Jersey repeatedly asks rape victim if she 'closed her legs'

A judge could face a months-long suspension after repeatedly questioning a female rape victim about what she did to prevent her assault during a case in 2016.

A judicial conduct advisory committee reprimanded Superior Court Judge John Russo for the “egregious” remarks he made three years ago, in which he asked a woman: “Do you know how to stop somebody from having interpose with you?”

“Close your legs?” he continued. “Call the police? Did you do any of those things?”

The judge also repeatedly asked whether the victim attempted to “block” the assailant.

The advisory committee found the New Jersey judge displayed behaviour that was “not only discourteous and inappropriate, but also egregious given the potential for those questions to re-victimize the plaintiff”.


[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/judge-rape-victim-john-f-russo-nj-close-legs-new-jersey-a8857461.html|

A months suspension? That is it? Take a bow patriarchy cause this is ridiculous

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Soph0571 Apr 6 OP
vlyons Apr 6 #1
Socal31 Apr 6 #2
safeinOhio Apr 6 #3
lostnfound Apr 6 #4
watoos Apr 6 #5
no_hypocrisy Apr 6 #6
Sherman A1 Apr 6 #7

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 03:43 AM

1. Yeah ladies

remember to close your legs when a rapist holds a knife to your throat, after he has smashed his hard fist into your face a few times and knocked out a tooth or two.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 03:46 AM

2. The fact that someone with an ingrained hate towards 50.5% of the population....

is in a position of authority.........

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:13 AM

3. Judge ask man...

did you move your face before getting punched?
did you call police when you saw the punch coming?
did you try any Bruce Lee Kung Fu?

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:11 AM

4. When he stole your car, did you try lying down in front of it? Nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:29 AM

5. Is the judge related to Kavanaugh?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:31 AM

6. I would have gladly accepted the penalty for Contempt of Court had I been in that courtroom.

While prosecutors don't usually interrupt judges, this would have been an exceptional moment to do so.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:38 AM

7. I would think losing his job

Would be much more fitting.

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